Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro Hotel joins Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Located on Botafogo Beach, this property adds to the Lifestyle Collection, the category that represents "accessible luxury" hotels, with unique style and design and very local characteristics
Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the largest group of independent hotels in the world, announces its tenth hotel in the Brazilian market with the integration of Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro into its global portfolio. Located on the Botafogo Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, the Yoo2 joins the Lifestyle Collection, the category that represents "accessible luxury" hotels, with a unique style and design and very local characteristics.
The property has 143 rooms and suites with decorative tile floors, eye-catching designs and unique pieces of furniture designed by John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck. The hotel is "pet friendly" and has a rooftop bar with spectacular views of Pão de Açucar, Guanabara Bay and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
"We are very happy to be part of the Preferred family, for us it is a privilege and confirms the natural vocation of Yoo2 Rio as the iconic hotel in the capital of Rio de Janeiro." With this partnership, we strengthen our international image ", summarizes Marcelo Marinho, Director of ICH (Intercity Hotels), company responsible for the administration and owner of the hotel together with the Pylos fund.
The company continues to focus on growth in Latin America and with the integration of Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro, Preferred now has 10 partners in Brazil that include the Unique Hotel, Etoile Hotels Itaim, Miramar by Windsor, Ouro Minas Palace, among others.
As a member of the largest independent hotel group in the world, Yoo2 receives strategic support through a portfolio of business solutions that include distribution, technology, global sales and marketing services and participation in the I Prefer loyalty program.
"We are very pleased to welcome Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro to the global Preferred Hotels & Resorts family," said Simone Mariote, vice president of Global Sales for Latin America at Preferred Hotels & Resorts. "Yoo2 perfectly captures the spirit of the Lifestyle Collection and I'm sure it will be a strong partnership fueled by a collective belief in independent hospitality."